Tuesday, November 30, 2010
So to help us all spread the word to our family and friends, this week's Musing will be a helpful hint to guide our beloved families to some wonderful sites with some wonderful Twi-crap. :)
Let's start with Borders, who I was delighted to discover did a very wise thing and created a separate Twilight Shop page here. How helpful! Especially since I have a Borders gift card and a 50%off coupon to use this weekend. :) (Wait, I'm supposed to be Christmas shopping for others, not myself, damn it. Oops. :)
Amazon.com has gathered all of their Twilight merchandise together as well right here. Amazon also has several Twilight items exclusive to them that are definately worth checking out.
By now I think we all know that Target caved to popular demand (and the logic of consumerism) and brought back the previously discontinued so called "Bella bedding." You can find it here.
For the person who has everything, or for those who wanna gift someone with an awesome Twilight themed shopping spree, Summit Entertainment suggest the MyPlash Prepaid Mastercard. The only trouble I have with this gift is that I'd never be able to choose just one design!
I came across this nifty and very unique gift from Twitter, Check out these cool Christmas ornaments! Hand painted black ornaments with the book covers and with your choice of fifth Ornament so you can pick your team! Genius! Or even go with this classic, "Why am I covered in feathers?" I think that one's my favorite.
I have written before about my love of a company formerly known as Essence of Twilight. Well, Summit shut them down, claiming copyright infringement. They have soldiered on under the new name, Beauty and the Book, and are still selling the same scents at their etsy site. For what I assume are legal reasons, they can no longer use their previous labels, and so they only have labeless "refills" available. You simply tell them which scent you need refilled, and they send it. My favorite is the Wedding Scent, inspired by Bella and Edward's wedding. I plan to get mine refilled for Christmas for sure, in both the body spray and lotion. My sister's favorite is Alice. And I love sneaking a little Edward lotion on hubby during a back rub. He has no idea why I think he smells so good! Lol :) You will be helping to support an innovative small business that I'm sure could really use the help after Summit struck them down so hard. Plus, because they are non-labeled refills, they are cheaper than they were before! And they really are great products that I love, or I wouldn't recommend them! So if you are looking for the perfect gift for a Twilight fan, I totally suggest stopping by their etsy shop here.
Please use the comments to tell us what great Twilight gifts you are planning to buy or ask for this Christmas! I hope this guide makes it easier for your hubby's and families to figure out where to buy that perfect gift. :) Send them the link, I'm sure they'll get the hint! :)
Monday, November 29, 2010
We were given a Thanksgiving treat by Bill Condon via the Official Twilight Facebook page. The picture below was posted with the caption, “’Happy Thanksgiving and a crazy Black Friday to all of you and yours.” For those who are questioning, it was confirmed by Summit that YES, that IS Kristen’s arm. GAAAAHHH!!!!
The Twilight Saga cast came in second (to Harry Potter) as “Extra’s 2010 Entertainer of the Year.” Check out some funny photo booth action of the cast below. BTW, the other chick in the pictures is “Extra” correspondent, Lauren Sanchez.
Two Twilight Saga stars placed on the “Teen Vogue – Best Dressed Celebrities” list. Kristen Stewart came in 7th, while Anna Kendrick came in 22nd.Moviefone named the “Biggest Twilight Fan” this week. I’m jealous of the winner, and all of her loot, travels, and pictures! You can catch her submission here.
InStyle named Kristen and Rob “Most Stylish Celebrity Couple.” I find this humorous, especially since Rob doesn’t think he’s stylish at all!
Punkd Images tweeted that MORE sex scenes will be filmed next week. They said, and I quote, “My lil’ birdie told me Change in Plans… that Next Week they start with (Lots of) Vampire Sex at Stone Cottage” “Baton Rouge Pt Allen Sound Stage is going to have alot of Vampire Sex going on… starting Monday”
In other filming news, it appears as though BD will be filming in Vancouver in Februrary! February 15th, to be exact :o)
Vampires aren’t the only things that attack werewolves. It appears drunken wedding attendees are high up on the offenders list, too. Bronson Pelletier was attacked in a bathroom while at a Twilight convention in England. Listen, Morons…don’t hate the hotties. They aren’t the reason you’re single!
Will we be meeting Claire in Breaking Dawn? Last week Summit put out this casting call, and the character descriptions lead us to believe they will be Quileute members.
Ashley Greene was on Lopez Tonight this week, and shared that she and Joe Jonas were caught trying to sneak knives onto their flight home! Ok, so it’s not as bad as it seems…it was actually kinda funny :o)
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Everyone have a fabulous week!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Questions for Meet a TwiBetween:
*FIRST OFF I'D LIKE TO THANKS TO WB & OWM FOR KEEPING ALL OF US TWI-HARDS UP TO DATE WITH EVERYTHING TWILIGHT. ITS SO MUCH FUN READING THE BLOGS, NEWS, PLAYING IN THE CONTESTS AND LOVE THE PRETTIES! OH AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME BE THE THANKSGIVING SPECIAL! FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING I GUESS :)
Married? Kids?: yes married... working on the kid part! I want to be able to TWILIGHT up my baby with all of the cutesie onesies and things that I have seen.
Declare yourself! Team Edward, Jacob, or Switzerland?:TEAM EDWARD
When/How did your Twi-obsession begin?: It started with a friend and has escalated from there. Not only am I addicted to Twilight, but now thanks to OWM and WB I have TwiBetween and Twitter updates of all things TWI
Are you a closet fan, or are you out to your family and friends?: I busted out of the closet along time ago. LOUD and PROUD TWI all the way!
*New Question!* Do you have a TwiBestie? Wanna give em a shout out?: WHY YES I DO AND WHEN I SEEN THIS QUESTION I GOT ALL GIDDY AND EXCITED... YOU KNOW HER VERY WELL. SHE'S AWESOME SHE'S SOMEONE WHO STANDS IN THE LINES AT THE MIDNIGHT SHOWS, BUYS YOU AMAZING TWI BDAY PRESENTS, QUOTES THE MOVIES, HELPS CREATE MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST TWI-TIME I MEAN LIFETIME. LOL. SHE IS OWM! AND I AM PROUD TO CALL OWM MY BEST TWIBESTIE EVER FOR LIFE AND ALL OF ETERNITY. I have to share this, so for each others bdays we got each other the Edward doll. So instead of BFF bracelets, necklaces, tats... what have you we have TWIBESTIE EDWARD DOLLS! I know we are bad ass!! LOL (WB I really love this question)
How did you find TwiBetween?: OMW
"Show us the love!" I'm a TwiBetween because...: thanks for always keeping me up to date with all of the TwiNEWS and I just looooooooove this blog!! I love the contests and how you guys incorporate the fans into it. You guys ROCK!
Favorite Edward: Twilight, New Moon or Eclipse?: Eclipse Edward I love how IN love with Bella he is. We get to see him actually love in this movie... its pure awesomeness.... and of course he pops the question.
Favorite Twi-quote?: I promise to love you forever every single day of forever!
Favorite Minor Character (not holy trinity ;-): I Love Charlie and his quick comebacks! LOL in the movies!! He brings humor to the movies!
What scene from the books that you love was missing from the movies?: Twilight: I am thinking the blood typing is one that has come to mind. New Moon: I think that they should've shown us a little more of the Jacob and Bella love story. Eclipse: Maybe just shown us a little more of Jasper and Alice and their love story. I remember the 1st time that I filled this out and you asked something about what was you looking forward to in Eclipse and I had said the tent scene. I think that it really lived up to what I wanted. I loved it. :)
Favorite non-twilight film of a twilight star: I just LOVE REMEMBER ME! Watch it all of the time!!
Bill Condon. Yay, Nay or I'm not sure yet? Not sure YET
Louisiana. Yay, Nay or I'm not sure yet?YAY!
Review Eclipse in Five words or less: Leaves us wanting more!
*New Question!* Tell us one thing about your Twilight obsession you are embarrassed to admit.: I have no shame! GOOOO EDWARD! Let the eye rolls begin... hahahaha
*New Question!* Ideal vacay- trip to Forks, set stalking in the Couve, or Brit Pack concert stalking in L.A.?: Forks! I think that it would be a great idea for a girls trip **OWM** someday!! To see the place where the love of Twilight began!
Anything else you want us to know about you? I LOVE TALL PALE AND HANDSOME! AND NO I AM NOT AFRAID TO SPREAD THAT ALL OVER! PROUD TO RANT AND RAVE ABOUT THE ROBESSION THAT I HAVE AND SHARE WITH SOME MANY OTHER TWIHARDS. SO THANKS FOR MAKING TWIBETWEEN A PLACE FOR ALL OF US TO COME AND CHIT CHAT ABOUT ALL THINGS SPARKLY!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Angel in the Attic by closettwilighter1 - What if Edward didn't meet Bella for the first time as a 17 year old girl with the ability to riddle out who and what he was? What if she was younger and the pull he felt to be protective won out over all others? That is what is explored in "Angel in the Attic." Edward is hiding more than what he is when he comes into Bella's life and this story, which is now reaching those intense chapters as it moves closer to the stories climax, is the perfect time to get sucked in and see this great fic through to the end. Finding this story was completely random for me and I'm so glad that I came across it because the concept is really something special.
Behind the Images by A Cullen Wannabe (@ACullenWannabe) - For anyone who has read "Femme Docs and Kevlar Knights" the subject of the fic she followed it with was an interesting switch. Taking over a story who's author could no longer complete it, ACW dove into the world of Bella, an author who was making a living doing what she loved, and Edward, a famous photographer who bought a painting of her done by her friend, Alice. This Edward has a secret of his own and as they get to know each other they find inspiration in each other in the backdrop of New York City. When she first started this story, ACW was looking for help with the New York details, and as a reader of FDKK, I jumped over and offered my help as a New Yorker. Now having beta'd 11 of her fics and one shots, this story of love in my city, is still one of my favorites. The unique thing about this story is that it was originally written as a T fic, and wanting to stay true to younger fans who may have followed over from the original author, she wrote the fic in the T rating and did a series of lemony outtakes, but when ffn started cracking down on M rated fics, she kept the original T rated version on ffn and integrated the lemons into the story when posting it on TWCS. So both the T and NC-17 (how TWCS rates stories with lemons) rated versions are linked below.
I'm off to do my Turkey Day prep, so to everyone who celebrates, Happy Thanksgiving, and to those of you abroad, Happy Thursday!
Angel in the Attic: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/
Behind the Images (T) ffn: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/
(NC-17) TWCS: http://www.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I was watching the AMA's last night when Muse took the stage to accept the award for "Favorite Alternative Rock Music Artist." I'll admit, I love the band. However, watching them accept the award made me ponder something (HA! A muse about Muse...I just realized that! LOL)
How much of Muse's success and notoriety is due to the Twilight fandom? Since the Twilight soundtrack was released (which, of course, Muse was a part of), the band has been nominated for approximately 50 music awards all over the world. The same can be said for Paramore. They, too, are a good band, but how much of their exposure is thanks to being a part of the soundtracks? In case you're wondering, Paramore has been nominated for approximately 40 awards around the world.
It's not just artists featured on the soundtrack that are gaining popularity. The movies have put Indie music on the map once again. Hipsters all over have their scarves in a twist over it, but we don't care!
Robert Pattinson also made a musical name for himself, however he has opted not to pursue that route. :::pouty face:::
Last, but CERTAINLY not least, is one of the DILF's from the Twilight Saga, Billy Burke (Charlie Swan). For those who don't know, Billy's first love is music, and was his primary focus...but he settled with acting. Now that he has established a name for himself, and the means to do so, he has put out his first album. If you don't own this one yet, you can get it on iTunes!
I love all of the artists. They are all on my iPod playlist, and get regular "air time" in my home and office. Do I follow them because of Twilight? No, but I probably wouldn't have paid much attention to them if it weren't for their involvement.
What do you think? How will the actors and artists fare when it's all said and done?
Monday, November 22, 2010
A few Twilight hotties attended the “GQ Men of the Year” party this week…and looked fabulous of course! IN attendance was Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, and Anna Kendrick.
Warner Brothers is doing what they can to gain Green Lantern followers before the film’s release. This week they selected 100 celebrities that represented the “spirit” of The Green Lantern. On the list? Taylor Lautner, Taylor Swift, and Kobe Bryant (I wonder if he bought them a huge diamond, too)…and more.
Rob picked up two awards this week in the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards: Best Dressed and Best Actor. Of course, he couldn’t accept the award in person, but you can watch his acceptance speech on YouTube.
Obviously, none of us won the set visit to Breaking Dawn earlier this year. That’s OK, though, there is another one on the auction block! This time the proceeds will go to the GO Campaign, which works with orphans. As of Sunday night, the bid was at $32,500.
Another act of charity (and quite smoldering, I might add) this time with Boo Boo Stewart. I’m not sure what the charity was for, but Boo Boo gave the shirt off his back for it! He is my least favorite Wolfpack member, but HELLO CHEST AND ABS!!
As predicted, the security on the BD set in NOLA has increased tenfold. You know what that means…fewer set pictures (if any), and no crazy paps sneaking in with hidden video cameras.
Catherine Hardwicke and Billy Burke worked together, once again. Their new movie, Red Riding Hood will hit theaters in March.
For those of us that are in love with Jackson Rathbone, he has started up a web diary. Watch the first installment, and keep an eye out for more! If they all in with the smile we see in this one, I’m there!! Side note…love the monkey snuggie!
The first installment in the Harry Potter series opened this week. Did it top Eclipse’s opening night numbers? No. However, HP did score higher in the IMAX sales.
I don’t get this battle/comparison, I really don’t. I love HP, and I obviously FLOVE Twilight. IT IS POSSIBLE!! Anyway, here is a link to an actual debate over which is better.
Rather than ending the week with pretties, I’m going to end it with funnies. If you haven’t seen the “Jumping Rob” meme’s, you’re SOOO missing out! Hubs and I sit and look at these every night and crack up. LOVE THEM! There are two sites that have them, or you can search #jumpingrob on twitter!
Friday, November 19, 2010
@Billy_Burke is trying to hit 1 million twitter followers so until he does, we will require that to win our contests, you must be following Billy as well as us! So please be sure to follow our favorite cast member!
So, here we go! Every 50 followers we post another comment contest to win a small prize. To win you must do only two things, follow @TwiBetween (and @Billy_Burke) on twitter and answer our contest question in the comments section of this post. I'll then use random.org to chose our winner! Winners are announced when the next contest posts, so every 50 followers we have a winner and a new contest! DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR TWITTER NAME IN YOUR COMMENT! thx :)
This week's prize: Our winner will receive TWO eclipse posters of their choice from these five designs.
This week's question: Did you pre-order Eclipse? Or are you waiting to buy it when its on shelves?
Answer below and good luck!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Edroar the Angry Lion by Tropical Sorbet (@tropicaltherani) This story is funny, sassy and smart; seriously, I snort reading some of the chapters of this one. Bella takes a job as the personal masseuse for Edward Cullen, the head of Cullen Publishing, knowing full well about his reputation from her friend Angela. Some men are mean, others are cruel, but only someone as tyrannical as Edward Cullen could inspire such fear and loathing from his employees that they create a secret children's book called "Edroar the Angry Lion." But even with this knowledge she goes in there attempting to tangle with the leader of the pack, even if it leads to the unemployment line. With a hilarious cast of supporting characters and just enough mystery behind the characters to leave you scratching your head, Edroar will leave you wanting more, with plenty of story left to tell.
Eight Days a Week by 107yearoldvirgin (@107_yroldvirgin) - My sister pestered me to get around to this story for a long time and the moment I started reading, I knew what I'd been missing. Bella is a single mom of two kids who desperately needs a nanny, Edward is a jerk who desperately needs a job, when he answers her ad, he had no idea what he was getting himself into, but the results are as heartbreaking as they are hysterical. Full of Nick Jr references that will make you laugh and "what are you doing" moments that have you screaming at your computer, this twific is a great story with a lot of heart, plus a towel clad Edward is never a bad thing!
Hope you enjoy these fics and you can catch me on twitter @agoodwitchff
Until next week, happy reading
Edroar the Angry Lion- http://www.fanfiction.net/s/
Eight Days a Week - http://www.fanfiction.net/s/
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Through the Flames by SparklingTwilight (@SprklngTwilight) I'm a sucker for a man in uniform, but this story took over my life as I worked to get caught up. Edward, the eldest son in a family of firefighters, has always been the person his family turned to. But when Edward makes a choice to enter a fire few would, his life is altered forever. How will the Cullen's cope when their pillar of strength is dealt a mighty blow, and how will the compassion of a virtual stranger see him through? You'll have to read to see.
The Lady's Champion by Javamomma0921 (@javamomma0921) This story is a true Arthurian style tale that from the moment it opens, seamlessly transports you to a world where faeries exist and honor is won in battle for the love of a woman. Edward, a knight in the realm of Lord Cullen, falls for the Lady Isabella, Cullen's wife. What happens in the world of magic is something that will bewitch you and leave you thrilled that with the novella now complete, you can read straight through to the end.
I'm out again for another week, until next time! This is agoodwitch (@agoodwitchff) saying peace out!
Through the Flames - http://www.fanfiction.net/s/
The Lady's Champion - http://www.fanfiction.net/s/
Mandy aka AgoodWITCH
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Anyway... with all this pretty floating around and all or us on information overload, I thought I'd keep this week's Musing light and fluffy and share something my sissy made:
Can you name all the characters? And she really does play with them, she didn't just make em and leave em. I think she enjoys messing with their lives, seeing how Sims fall in love and interact in a non-canon way. It's like a fan fiction idea-maker! Lol
Hope you're all recovering from Rio overload. ;-) We've gotten some great comments from people over the last few days and I just wanna say thank you! It's always nice to hear that people really do visit the blog and enjoy themselves.
Monday, November 8, 2010